Monday, August 20, 2007

Guard Cat

As some of you may know, I've been getting up very early in the morning to go jogging before Easy leaves for work. I've had a few friends caution me to "be safe" while I'm out alone. To all of you concerend, I want to put you at ease. Not only do I carry my pepper spray when I jog, I have the ultimate in defense systems.........Rufus. (If you know Rufus, you may now laugh.)

Rufus is our "garage cat." She was a total stray. She is tiny. She's maybe a year old. This is the same Rufus who didn't know what to do with her kittens when she had them. The same Rufus who is a slayer of junebugs, frongs, lizards, and mice. The very same Rufus who allows Paris to lug her around like a ragdoll, purring the whole time. And yes, the same Rufus that was so sly last night and snuck in the house while Easy and the kids were coming in from the pool. (I found her in Paris' room, sleeping on the floor.)

This amazing, talented little cat feels it is her duty to guard me as I jog. She does have some rules though. She will only protect me on Freestone Drive. When I leave that street she will sit and wait patiently as I run around the cul-de-sac or out to the end of the neighborhood and back and then picks right back up with me when I get back to Freestone. So, all of you with concerns, rest easy. Rufus is on the job.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

So glad to know that Rufus the Guard Cat is on the job! I'm glad to know that she is taking care of you! Keep up the good work!

Robinson Family said...

That's the funniest thing I've heard all day! I've heard of lots of people jogging with their dogs, but this is the first cat I've ever heard about! And how sweet that she waits for you (even if it is a little lazy of her not to come the whole way...maybe she just wants to keep the rest of the family in her sights)

Nellie's Nuggets said...

Knowing Rufus, I find this absolutely hilarious! Who would have thought that Rufus had such a sense of "belonging" that she would do this. Maybe she's finally maturing - ha!